CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
After concluding his career as a professional tennis player, Chris dedicated himself to the business side of sport. He began working in the agency world with many of today’s iconic athletes across a variety of fields spanning representation, commercial enhancement and profile-building, before setting his sights firmly on becoming a leading figure in athlete and brand representation team.
His forward-thinking and dedicated approach is reflected by a stellar roster of drivers, spearheaded by Jack Hawksworth in IndyCar, who Chris has been instrumental in guiding to the top of the racing ladder.
CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Joe began his career in the sports sector in journalism, writing on some major global events including two British & Irish Lions Tours for the likes of The Times and The Independent. From there, he moved into sponsorship PR and worked on events and partnership launches for a number of brands across football, rugby and motorsport.
Joe also uses his extensive contacts to assist WHS’ drivers build their profiles, create media exposure and find sponsorship and funding for their careers.
Charlie has been an integral member of the WHS commercial team since 2016. He has brokered a number of major partnerships for the company, focusing on the betting, FX and airline industries. During his formative years, Charlie was a member of the Harlequins U21s, and has brought his dynamism and team ethic from the field into the work environment.
HEAD OF RESEARCH
Ashley started his career working in the Insurance and Recruitment sector. In 2018 he joined WH Sports to pursue his passion of working in the sports industry, combining his aptitude for research and analysis, with his love of sport. As Head of Research it is Ashley’s responsibility to identify brands that would benefit from commercial partnerships in sport, and source relevant opportunities for them to achieve both their marketing and business development goals. As well as tracking fast growing companies in a variety of industries, Ashley is also responsible for securing sponsorship for the stable of drivers managed by the WH Sports team.
Kevan has client side business, marketing and brand strategy experience gained with leading UK companies such as British Airways and Bass. Within the agency sector, Kevan worked with some of the leading agencies in the world; Saatchi & Saatchi and Interpublic Group (IPG) whose clients included Carlsberg, Royal Bank of Scotland (NatWest), Unilever (Lever, Birds Eye and Walls), Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Air France and the BBC. Sports marketing has always been an active part of Kevan’s career and in recent years he has been involved in securing partnerships for brand owners with sports rights holders across the globe.
Giacomo brings a wealth of knowledge to the athlete management team as a result of performing at a high level in junior motorsport. Giacomo has a great eye for identifying up-and-coming sporting talent and spent a number of years working in motorsport media, building up a lot of relationships within the industry. Giacomo often features on Sky Sports F1 Italy to provide expert industry insight.
As a result of spending a great deal of time in grass-roots motorsport, Ainsley comes to WHS with a specific insight into identifying young sporting talent and providing them with the support network needed in the early years of their careers’, in order to ensure they develop correctly and fulfil their sporting potential.
HEAD OF ATHLETE PERFORMANCE
With over 25 years in athlete performance, Enzo is one of motorsport’s leading performance coaches as has worked with a number of drivers spanning F1, IndyCar, FE and sports cars. Through Enzo’s past role as Head of Performance for a Formula One team’s young driver programme, he is exceptionally well placed to help driver’s deal with the pressures they face in their pursuit to perform at the very top of the sport.
HEAD OF GRAPHIC DESIGNS
All of WHS’ online and offline literature is created and refined by Brandon, who brings several years of experience working on brand pitches to rights-holders spanning motorsport, football, cricket, rugby and winter sports.
As the WHS team accounts manager, Marcus is responsible for all the company’s day to day accounting and administrative related tasks. Despite carrying out a finance role at WHS, Marcus is a huge follower of sports and excelled in the field of journalism for some of the world’s leading publications including The Times.